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Monday, February 15, 2010

Old Age and the Cost of Redemption

Getting old is no fun. Not only that, but it is costly and time consuming. Get a bone scan, get a colonoscopy, get a stress test, take calcium, eat better, and yada, yada, yada. The bad part is that in order to redeem myself ( if I can), I have to do so many things that I have not been doing, so that means changing my lifestyle, my attitude and how I spend my time off.

It isn't that I have just become a couch potato who eats thick crust pizza, drinks beer and never exercises. It is that I have not exercised as I should, and I have not eaten as I should all the time, and so now, I am trying to get redemption. I have improved my eating habits and have lost a few pounds, but I still need to lose more.

On a happier note, my projects for the Ravelympics are going very well, and I am thinking I might just finish both of them before the flame goes out. Woo-hoo!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

2010 Ravelympics

The Ravelympics have begun and I am challenged to get my events done by closing ceremonies in 2 weeks. I am doing a shawl and a market bag, one knitted, one crocheted and I am excited about making the deadline. We had some snow this week, very unusual for Atlanta, and I actually knitted in the car while sitting in traffic trying to get home. I worked on a pair of fingerless gloves that I was trying to finish before the games. They are cast aside now for the more important projects....so many projects...so little time.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

What a Nice Day

My Mom and I went to lunch today and had a great afternoon. We looked at pictures of all the fam and ordered some prints from Walgreens.

My First Noro Project

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Yesterday, I finished my first Noro project. It is a self fringing shawl and I made it with Kureyon. The colors are just breathtaking and I can't wait to wear it. (It is blocking).

I also have several UFO's that I need to finish and get off the needles, including 2 pair of socks, a baby blanket and a scarf.

Much work!